"One of the best improvising cellists in the UK" The JazzMann
Long Story Short - Tour 2020!!
'Long Story Short' is my debut album out now on 33 Jazz records.
Download the tour flyer here - and come and and join us!!
'Fascinating listening, and thought-provoking entertainment for the open-eared"
The Arts Desk
'..as a cellist-composer she morphs seamlessly from Stephane Grappelli like swing and Bird-like bebop...
a charming kaleidoscope and jazzy showcase of her global folk music-inspired compositions'
' a superb set - a sound world that is at once rooted in the ancient and traditional musics that it draws from in an utterly contemporary manner that also incorporates modern jazz.
This is an exceptionally strong leadership debut from a lady that I'm sure we are destined to hear much more from.' Jazzviews
'..some of the most inventive use of the cello I’ve heard for some time.'
Kind of Jazz
'Smarts playing is particularly remarkable..'
Download tour flyer here
Shirley Smart - cello
John Crawford - piano
Demi Garcia Sabat - drums/perucssion
and special guests (see flyer for details!!)
Other news/upcoming projects
My piece 'Palmyra' is a 3 part suite written in memory and tribute to the Syrian City destroyed by ISIS om 2015. It features on the album 'Donna's Secret with the Interchange Dectet, and is available here
Duo album with Robert Mitchell on piano has finally been recorded!!! Featuring works by both Robert and myself, and also some of Roberts very powerful poetry. More news later!